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what can be used for sunburn

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
Sunscreens!!!: Prevention works best. If you have a severe sunburn and can get to a doctor in an hour or two, steroids (like prednisone) can sometimes help. After th ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure.: I don't know. In a thai medical study, patients with moderate burn wounds treated with gauze and aloe vera healed in an average of 12 days and those t ... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Simple Care best: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote he ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
15 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: You can, depending on your skin tone, get lots of sun before you burn. Any excessive sun exposure will, long term increase your risk of skin cancer. A ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
18 years experience Dermatology
Special nerves: Sunburn damages the surface layer of your skin. This outermost area is loaded with special nerve fibers called c-fibers, that respond to itch. (itch i ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sunburn: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Cool compresses & aloe vera applied directly from the plant to the affected ar ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
HC 1% cream: It will fade over a long time. Hydrocortisone cream (HC 1% cream) is over-the-counter, and helps when used 2-3 times a day for 4-5 days on new mild su ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Superfast healing: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote he ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
15 years experience Family Medicine
Aloe Vera: Depending on severity of the burn aloe has been helpful for some patients.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Sunburn treatment: Consult a doctor for sunburn treatment if: severe sunburn covers a large portion of your body with blisters sunburn is accompanied by a high fever or ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not much: Apply moisturizing lotions to keep it from drying, and this will help some. Aloe is considered helpful by some. If you have actual blistering, then t ... Read More
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